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Under Another Sky

Journeys in Roman Britain


Συγγραφέας: Higgins Charlotte
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099552093
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2014
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Under Another Sky"

Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, the Thwaites Wainwright Prize and the 2014 Dolman Travel Book Award This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of 'Roman Britain' has meant to those who came after Britain's 400-year stint as province of Rome - from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Charlotte Higgins has traced these tales by setting out to discover the remains of Roman Britain for herself, sometimes on foot, sometimes in a splendid, though not particularly reliable, VW camper van. Via accounts of some of Britain's most intriguing, and often unjustly overlooked ancient monuments, Under Another Sky invites us to see the British landscape, and British history, in an entirely fresh way: as indelibly marked by how the Romans first imagined, and wrote, these strange and exotic islands, perched on the edge of the known world, into existence.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Higgins Charlotte
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780099552093
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/03/2014
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 263 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2014

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